TOP:: NEW WORKS BY TONY GARBARINI
June 14 – July 27, 2013
June 14th – July 27th
Opening Reception June 14th 6pm – 10pm
8PM Performance by the Drone Bros
(Lucas Gorham and Bret Shirley)
“There’s man all over for you, blaming on his boots the faults of his feet.” Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot
Tony Garbarini’s new work, Top, is a playful exploitation of American contentment. While dredging through our inherently complicit conduct, the work rests ultimately with the comfort and complacency that we find within these behaviors. Teetering on the edge of theater prop or diorama, these assemblage sculptures are righteous in their attempts to disarm their own failures.
ABOUT Tony Garbarini:
Schooled as a printmaker, Tony Garbarini comes from a long lineage of social satire and image based work, which has served as a foundation for his pictorial sculptures. Projecting a joyful disillusionment with life, Tony’s studio practice relies on a diverse use of material and process; making the work complicated, anxious, and fundamentally human.
Tony Garbarini lives and works in Houston, TX. He received his BFA in Printmaking and Drawing from Washington University in St. Louis, and then went on to earn his MFA at Cranbrook Academt of Art. In 2011, he was a resident artist at the Frans Masereel Centrum in Kasterlee, Belgium and in 2012 exhibited his solo show, Shark Week, at Good Weather Gallery, in Little Rock, AR.
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